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The Impact of a Code of Conduct

Pfeiffer, Anna Sarah and Prinsen, Marleen (2009)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Title: The Impact of a Code of Conduct: An Interpretative Case Study on the Implementation of CSR in Business Practice Seminar Date: June 4th 2010 Course: BUSM 18 – Degree Project Master Level in Managing People, Knowledge & Change Authors: Anna Pfeiffer & Marleen Prinsen Advisor: Stefan Sveningsson Thesis Purpose: The main purpose of this research is to critically examine Corporate Social Responsibility in organisational practice. Methodology: This research concerns an exploratory study, conducted from an interpretative, qualitative perspective. Theoretical Perspective: Previous research concerned with functional questions of ‘Why’, ‘What’ and ‘How’ CSR is, provide a theoretical basis. The inclusion of a more processual theoretical... (More)
Title: The Impact of a Code of Conduct: An Interpretative Case Study on the Implementation of CSR in Business Practice Seminar Date: June 4th 2010 Course: BUSM 18 – Degree Project Master Level in Managing People, Knowledge & Change Authors: Anna Pfeiffer & Marleen Prinsen Advisor: Stefan Sveningsson Thesis Purpose: The main purpose of this research is to critically examine Corporate Social Responsibility in organisational practice. Methodology: This research concerns an exploratory study, conducted from an interpretative, qualitative perspective. Theoretical Perspective: Previous research concerned with functional questions of ‘Why’, ‘What’ and ‘How’ CSR is, provide a theoretical basis. The inclusion of a more processual theoretical perspective and ‘understanding’ and ‘sensemaking’ as sensitising concepts provides ground to build on and go beyond previous functional perspectives in this research. Empirical Foundation: The empirical basis for this research was a case study of a company in the health industry. Triangulation of data sources was used, although interviews provide the main empirical basis. Conclusion: Employees behave in line with formal behavioural expectations. However, behaviour seems to be disconnected from the standards of conduct, based instead on organisational culture. (Less)
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author
Pfeiffer, Anna Sarah and Prinsen, Marleen
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organization
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
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CSR, Code of Conduct, Sensemaking, Understanding, Processual View, Meaning Creation, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
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1619727
date added to LUP
2009-06-04 00:00:00
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2012-04-02 18:19:54
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  abstract     = {Title:	The Impact of a Code of Conduct: An Interpretative Case Study on the Implementation of CSR in Business Practice Seminar Date:	June 4th 2010 Course:	BUSM 18 – Degree Project Master Level in Managing People, Knowledge & Change Authors:	Anna Pfeiffer & Marleen Prinsen Advisor:	Stefan Sveningsson Thesis Purpose: The main purpose of this research is to critically examine Corporate Social Responsibility in organisational practice. Methodology:	This research concerns an exploratory study, conducted from an interpretative, qualitative perspective. Theoretical Perspective:	Previous research concerned with functional questions of ‘Why’, ‘What’ and ‘How’ CSR is, provide a theoretical basis. The inclusion of a more processual theoretical perspective and ‘understanding’ and ‘sensemaking’ as sensitising concepts provides ground to build on and go beyond previous functional perspectives in this research. Empirical Foundation:	The empirical basis for this research was a case study of a company in the health industry. Triangulation of data sources was used, although interviews provide the main empirical basis. Conclusion:	Employees behave in line with formal behavioural expectations. However, behaviour seems to be disconnected from the standards of conduct, based instead on organisational culture.},
  author       = {Pfeiffer, Anna Sarah and Prinsen, Marleen},
  keyword      = {CSR,Code of Conduct,Sensemaking,Understanding,Processual View,Meaning Creation,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Impact of a Code of Conduct},
  year         = {2009},
}